Introducing HTML5 video
Why we need HTML5 video and how to use it
From the developerWorks archives
Date archived: January 4, 2017 | First published: October 05, 2010
What is HTML5 video, and how is it different from what you're used to? What problems does it solve, and what issues does it have? Since HTML5 doesn't require a plug-in, is it open source? Find the answers to these questions and learn the basic terminology for understanding how video works. Learn how to embed HTML5 video, explore the API, and explore browser compatibility.
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